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Copyright 2001 The Herald-Dispat

Thick smoke billows into the sky from the area behind the Statue of Liberty, lower left, where the World Trade Center towers stood in this Sept. 11, 2001, file photo of lower Manhattan and New York harbor. The National Park Service said on Dec. 17, 2001, that Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, will reopen to visitors on Dec. 20, for the first time since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. (AP Photo/File, Daniel Hulshizer)

Gallery: The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks

Sep. 10, 2011 @ 07:19 PM

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, terrorists hijacked airplanes and used them to destroy the Twin Towers in New York City and damage the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. One of the planes crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania.

Excluding the 19 hijackers, the death toll stands at 2,998 with 24 more presumed dead,